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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Duke Endowment Health Care Grants
Awards funding to organizations in North Carolina or South Carolina working to address quality and safety of care, access to care, prevention of chronic disease, and improving the health of communities. Supports small rural hospitals with capital funding, technology development, and education and training programs.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina and South Carolina
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2017
Sponsor: The Duke Endowment
Louisiana Collective Impact Grant
Grants to grass-roots coalitions in Louisiana to identify a pressing community health issue and tackle the root causes of that issue through changes in policies, practices, social supports, and the physical environment.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2017
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Community Health Grant
Grants for making focused, measurable results in community health and medical education programs, with priority given to services that target the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Sponsor: American Medical Association
Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation Grants
Grants for projects in Maine that address the underlying causes and consequences of social and environmental problems.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2017
Sponsor: Stephen and Tabitha King (STK) Foundation
Wildhorse Foundation Grants
Grants to tribes and national, regional, or local Native American organizations that serve individuals in the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes of Oregon and Washington. Funds may be used to support programs in the areas of public health, public safety, environmental protection, and gambling addiction, among others.
Geographic coverage: Parts of Washington and all of Oregon
Application Deadline: Jan 1, 2018
Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01 and R21)
Grants for research in the health of minority men that enhances understanding of factors influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle and focuses on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program
Funding to support collaborative efforts involving rural healthcare providers and their communities to support physical activity and wellness for people of all ages in North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Jan 10, 2018
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK)
Leadership development training program designed to to assist community leaders in Kentucky in engaging and empowering communities to reduce health disparities, leverage funding, and learn how to use data to improve services and programs.
Geographic coverage: Kentucky
Application Deadline: Jan 10, 2018
Sponsors: Kentucky State Office of Rural Health, University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
Steele-Reese Foundation Idaho and Montana Grant Program
Grants to nonprofit organizations in Idaho and Montana working in the areas of rural health, human and social services, education, conservation and preservation, and arts and humanities.
Geographic coverage: Idaho, Montana
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 10, 2018
Application Deadline: Apr 2, 2018
Sponsor: The Steele-Reese Foundation
Kerr Foundation Grants
Provides grants in the areas of education, health, cultural development, and human services.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds.
Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2018
Sponsor: Kerr Foundation